Nobody thought Alex Smith would see the football field again after he suffered the same injury that ended the career of Joe Theismann. But that did not hold him back as on Sunday, Smith will be the backup quarterback when the Washington Football Team takes on the L.A. Rams. Dwayne Haskins, the team's now former starter, has been pushed to third on the depth chart behind Smith and new starter, Kyle Allen.
Haskins, a first-round pick two years ago, has only made 11 starts over those two years and went 3-8 in those starts.
As for Smith, he broke his tibia and fibula on November 18th, 2018 just like Theismann. There were many similarities between the two injuries but unlike Theismann, Smith's career did not end. He would go through 17 surgeries over four hospital stays in nine months after his injury and nearly lost his life because of an infection but he never let it deter him.
It's hard to not cheer for this guy regardless of whatever team you typically cheer for.
His career got off to a rough start in San Francisco and he even missed an entire year with a shoulder injury but turned things around in his seventh season and hasn't looked back despite being replaced both in San Fran (Colin Kaepernick) and Kansas City (Patrick Mahomes).
Before his injury in Washington, he had the team in first place of the NFC East at 6-4, throwing for over 2,100 yards and 10 TDs.
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